Trying to lose weight is a tough task while maintaining it is even tougher. An individual can decide not to eat solid food and just drink water, lemon or even maple syrup with some cinnamon sprinkled on it for a week. However, it takes willpower to undertake such a diet plan for long.
Trying a better alternative
It is better to try something that nourishes the body with live enzymes, vitamins and minerals instead of starving oneself. If done properly, fresh juice can aid in weight loss.
Drinking juice is known to be the best way to get nutrients into the body without fiber. The bloodstream absorbs these nutrients which make it different from smoothies.
Different fruits and even vegetables need to be consumed in the raw state because the heat produced from cooking them alters the nutrient in the vegetables and fruits. Eating vegetables raw is the best option because this enables the body to absorb the nutrients. This is paramount to keep a fit and healthy body since it is able to remove toxins, fight diseases, reduce inflammation and replenish damaged cell.
How does drinking juice helps in losing weight?
There are mainly two ways through which drinking juice can help people lose weight and the first one is drinking only juice and avoiding meals. Here the individual takes nothing but juice for a particular period. An example is that of a particular person who did juice fasting for sixty days and lost about 100 pounds. It requires much preparation and discipline or else it will not be beneficial.
The other way is adapting it into one’s lifestyle, for example another individual who stopped taking processed foods and incorporated vegetables and fruits in his diet. He started to lose weight before even starting to exercise.
How to Make It?
A juicer is the only device needed to make the delicious, sweet-tasting juice. Its function is to extract the juice found in vegetables and fruits by shredding and crushing them against a filter. The filter separates and removes the pulp in the liquid. There are different types of juicers with their individual pros and cons depending on their working principle. Sometimes, a blender can also be used but it may end up being a bit messy.
Below are some juicing recipes that are good for weight loss:
1. The Lift-Off
Calcium-rich dark leaves are used along with ginger to prevent hunger. Others are:
- 1 Cup of Spinach
- 1 Cup of Kale
- 1 half peeled lemon
- 1 inch of peeled fresh gingerroot
- 2 leaves of collard greens
- 2 leaves of Swiss chard
The ingredients should be combined in a juicer or blender. But water should be added while using a blender.
2. Collard Cooler
Apples are used for eliminating the use of sugar.
- 1 half peeled lemon
- 1 half peeled lime
- 2 leaves of collard grass
- 2.5 cup of apples cut
- 2 stalks celery
- 1 cucumber
All the ingredients will be combined in the juicer or a blender.